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What is the recommended amount of rock per gallon? I'm aquascaping a JBJ 28 LED tank. thanks!
We recommend a pound per gallon as a good ballpark place to start. It will give a nice middle of the road aqua-scape and is what most folks are looking for!
Fiji and Reef Saver offer the smallest size pieces. Personally I prefer reefsaver in these types of situations as it is really easy to stack and create your aquascape.
Yes the rock is sold by the pound, so the quantity you enter in the quantity field is the number of pounds you are ordering.
You will not be able to keep fish with curing rock as the nutrient levels will fluctuate too much. Around 40 lbs would be recommended for weight. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
There made by nature so they are like snowflakes, each piece is entirely different, though most range in the softball to football size.
It will range by size of the pieces however on average a football sized piece will be 5 lbs.
You will not need any acid or other treatment for the rock. By curing the rock in heated saltwater for 6-8 weeks you can remove all dead and decaying elements (Phosphate is not "In" the rock rather it is part of the dead and decaying elements) Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
You certainly can cure the rock in the tank without much issue. You will want the rock to sit in the tank with no lights and high flow for 4-8 weeks. After which you can perform massive water changes of 100% and ensure the nitrogen cycle has begun. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
All rock is sold by the pound. On average a football sized piece will weigh between 5-10 lbs. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Yes the reef saver rock can be shipped to Canada.
If your going to cycle the rock in the tank, I would just do your aquascape, add the sand, add the water, and then let the whole system cycle together.
The Reef Saver Rock is the cleanest of the rock so you don't have to worry about a cycle when adding it to an existing tank. You will get the best results by giving the rock a bit of a cure before adding it to the tank though. The simplest thing to do is to grab a container large enough to submerge the rock. Fill it up with your rock and some saltwater, throw a heater in it and let it sit for 4-6 weeks.
You will want to cure the rock still to build up a safe amount of bacteria and remove any dirt and contaminants as it is still removed out of the ground, Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We recommend curing the rock in a separate container to remove any excess nutrients before placing into the tank and starting the tanks cycle. If you prefer to cure in the tank we recommend curing for the same period and starting the cycle with the mature pro later. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We sell all of our rock by the pound. We ask that you give us an estimate of how many lbs of rock you are looking for (Ex. 1 lb per Gallon) The pieces shown in the product photo are not actual pictures of the rock you will receive, more of an idea of shapes and sizes, the typical Reef saver will range between 5-15 lbs for a football sized piece.
Each piece is different which is why its sold by the lb. Pretty typical for most pieces to be in softball to football size range with a football size piece weight somewhere in the ball park of 7-8lbs.
We typically recommend 1 pound per gallon around 20 pounds total. Unfortunately we do not offer international shipping outside of the US and Canada. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I would use water that is the same temperature as you will have the tank at. Pretty good bet that will be somewhere around 78 degrees or so. You don't need to do a water change while curing the rock but you want to get rid of all of that water when your done. If your curing in a separate container you can just move the rock to the tank. If your curing in the tank then do a 100% water change.
About 60lbs total should be great for a tank that size.
The 20lb minimum isn't because we don't want to let you buy less then 20lbs, its because a single rock weighs atleast 20lbs :-) Rocks with base are typically quiet large so if your looking for smaller/lighter pieces, the pieces without a base will be what your looking for :-)
We would always recommend cycling any rock outside of an existing aquarium before adding to a tank with livestock, though as far as rock goes the Reef Saver rock is by far the cleanest rock out of the box.
Depending on the size they can typically range from 5 - 10 lbs per piece. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We would advise cycling any type rock from any source because it just isn't worth the risk of your live stock not too. As far as the rock goes though, the reef saver is by far the cleanest of any of the rocks right off the bat.
The Reef Saver rock is much harder and not nearly as easy to manipulate. If you want to chisel out caves and the like I would highly recommend going with the pukani :-)
Great questions. For a tank your size 45-50lbs of rock should be right in the ballpark of what your looking for. Sand wise with the dimensions of your tank, coincidentally your also looking at 45lbs to get you about a 2" sand bed (half as much for a 1" sand bed). With most sands being sold in 20lb or 40lb bags, I would pick up a 40lb bag (or 2x 20lb bags) and you should be in great shape.
The rock isn't alive so it itself doesn't need to be acclimated. We would however recommend cycling any rock from any source being atleast cycled before adding to an existing aquarium to make sure there isn't any risk to your existing livestock.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock can be shipped to Canada.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock, our environmentally friendly rock, works great for aquascaping. This rock is 100% free of nuisance algae and pests which can cause complete tank shut downs and is guaranteed to be free of apitasia, bubble algae, parasitic isopods, mantis shrimp, acro eating flat worms, little red bugs, fire worms, predatory nudibranchs, pyramidellid snails and other common pests. BRS Reef Saver rock comes in unique shapes that fit well together to make interesting and unique structures. BRS Reef Saver Rock arrives at our warehouse pre-soaked and rinsed. This is by far our cleanest rock.
BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Rock. However, the UPS automation is not always gentle on heavy products like this and they do not consider this product insurable. Because of this, there is some inherent risk with shipping rock like this across the country and it is impossible to replace or refund broken pieces. If this happens most pieces can be repaired with epoxy.
Reef Saver Rock By raider1970 on 10/21/2016raider1970 would recommend this product to a friendI was very skeptical about using this rock. However after receiving the product I find it to be top notch. It is dusty when first unpacked and it does crumble a little. I did not find it to the extreme as other reviewers. I bought some glue to adhere the pieces together and did not use it. Aquascaping is a breeze as it truly locks into place. I am sure after seeding and cycling this rock will be as good if not better than any rock I've used in the past. I bought Reef Saver over Pukani for the ease of aquascaping and the dry Pukani still has sponges and other dead organisms I chose not to deal with. Can't wait for it to be covered in coralline algae.
Excellent By Naso69 on 10/19/2016Naso69 would recommend this product to a friendVery nice rock very porous rock. Stacked very well. I was impressec woth the amount of rock i got for the weight that i bought
Nice stuff By jwrc on 10/15/2016jwrc would recommend this product to a friendThis is nice looking rock. I am setting up a second tank with dry rock instead of liverock since I ended up with a couple of nasty critters. This is a great alternative.
Heaven on Rock??!? By Andrick on 10/8/2016Andrick would recommend this product to a friend-Doesn't Impact The Environment
-Easy To Aqua Scape
-Easy To Make Into Sizes That You'd Like
-BRS For The Most Part Sends Rocks I Desire (But They're Not Mindreaders, Crazy Right?)
Sidenote: Just Top It Off With Some Tonga Shelf Rock
Good looking rock By J on 10/5/2016J would recommend this product to a friendLooks good in my tank. Ordered 11 lbs and got 3 rocks but I broke one up and it was very easy to do
Not Reefsaver By Tristan on 10/3/2016Tristan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI ordered 30lbs of reefsaver and all I got was regular base rock. There weren't any intricate holes or anything as would be on real reefsaver and Marcos Rocks
Fantastic rock By Justin on 9/29/2016Justin would recommend this product to a friendI bought this rock for my 40g breeder. It came in 3 large pieces which fit perfectly. I chose thos over live rock because it doesnt have an impact on the reefs and the price! I thought it was going to take forever to cycle and im already getting nitate readings after a week with ammonia cycleing. I paired this with carribsea live sand and bio-spira and its working amazing. THANK YOU BRS
Awesome By Nika on 9/24/2016Nika would recommend this product to a friendUsed in conjunction with live rock in my 14gallon biocube.
Great rock By William on 9/19/2016William would recommend this product to a friendGreat rock
I like it By Larry on 9/17/2016Larry would recommend this product to a friendIt came well packaged, several large pieces and stacks beautifully just like described. It is very dusty and should be rinsed before being introduced to the tank. it's super easy to work with, if you want smaller pieces it's easy with a hammer and chizel to break off some pieces and shape the larger ones. There are no pieces of dead or dying anything and should cure perfectly with the cycling of the tank.
Rock was like what was pictured By Reefdweller on 9/7/2016Reefdweller would recommend this product to a friendI received the rock and yes it was just like the picture, however UPS was not very careful with the box and there were many small pieces that broke off. I ordered 30 pounds and received 5 rocks, I wish there would have been smaller rocks and more than just 5 rocks. To me it makes more since to have smaller rocks and have more that you can do more with than to have so few rocks. I am currently curing the rock and that is a process. I would however buy the product again because it is much cheaper than buying live rock.
Looks great By Great Rock on 9/3/2016Great Rock would recommend this product to a friendRock arrived packed great. 3 nice sized rocks. Perfect for me. Rinse, cure and enjoy.